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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2006
Born: Jan. 31, 1951; Pinehurst, N.C.
Residence: Biscoe
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Tina Kissell; two children
Education: Wake Forest U., B.A. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces)

Election History
2012generalRichard Hudson (R) 160,69553.2
Larry Kissell (D) 137,13945.4
2010generalLarry Kissell (D) 88,77653.0
Harold Johnson (R) 73,12943.7
Thomas Hill (LIBERT) 5,0983.0
Anthony Graves (WRI) 4390.3
2008generalLarry Kissell (D) 157,18555.4
Robin Hayes (R) 126,63444.6
2006generalRobin Hayes (R) 60,92650.1
Larry Kissell (D) 60,59749.9
Roll Call Vitals


North Carolina is 13th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.